Yardley Arts Forum – Arts in The Yard

Last week the Neighbourhood Forum invited Arts In The Yard to talk about their work in Acocks Green (and Yardley district).  They look after the local arts forum and work in partnership with local groups on curating and delivering arts projects with social impact.  Hopefully many of you have already seen the two new murals in Acocks Green that Arts In The Yard helped shape.  One is at the Sports Pod on Stockfield Park and the other is an 80ft long wildlife mural designed by lead artist Hoakser.  The lead artist worked closely with the committee at Westley Vale Millennium Green to ensure the piece enhanced the conservation area.  The piece will also form part of Acocks Green In Bloom’s entry this year (the judges love to see new things every year!)  Arts In The Yard hope to work with other community groups in the near future to develop a series of public artworks.

Arts In The Yard are also busy supporting Acocks Green Carnival, which this year takes place on Saturday 4th July.  The carnival committee could really do with some help this year.

There are lots of ways you can help, such as:
  • Attend the next carnival meeting at 7pm in June ( date tbc) at Acocks Green Methodist Church.  Only an hour and the committee are looking for new volunteers
  • Donate a raffle prize
  • Help sell raffle tickets to your family, friends and neighbours

More details from acocksgreencarnival@yahoo.com or find them on facebook.

Also if you are interested in all things creative then come along to one of the regular Arts in The Yard meetings or get in touch. Details below:

Nicola Toms – Forum Coordinator  Arts in the Yard 07743 59 34 39

The Arts Forum for Yardley District covering Acocks Green, Sheldon, South Yardley and Stechford & Yardley North.  Our meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of most months, 5.15-6.45pm at South Yardley Library

Next planned meetings:
4 June 2015 – 5.15-6.45pm at South Yardley Library
2 July 2015 – 5.15-6.45pm at South Yardley Library

TWITTER: @artsintheyard
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/artsintheyard
INSTAGRAM: artsintheyard

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